The U.S. Supreme Court justices said Nov. 6 they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic and other faith-based entities against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to review several petitions Oct. 30 asking them to overturn federal appeals of court decisions that would force non-profit groups to opt out of the "contraceptive mandate" included in the Affordable Care Act.
Faith and Justice: No public policy is perfect. There is always something wrong with it. We live in an imperfect world.
At the heart of the decision against the Little Sisters of the Poor was a disagreement what constituted a violation of religious liberty.
The act made it through its second Supreme Court test, but by no means will it end the legal and political assaults on it.
"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote.
Reuters is reporting that Republican-controlled states who made "bold" proclamations about never accepting the expanded Medicaid option for the poor uninsured under the Affordable Care Act, derisively known as "Obamacare," are beginning to come around by following the lead of Pennsylvania.
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After Mass on Sunday, some friends were chatting about the political news of the day, and of course, Obamacare came up. (What else?)
Most of us support Obamacare, or, more correctly, the Affordable Care Act. But one person asked in a disapproving tone, "Why should a man or a woman after menopause pay for maternity care? They will never use it, and they don't need it." (For those who may not know, maternity care must be covered in health plans offered on the Obamacare exchanges.)